Students train for competitions at the highest level of the Club’s swim program. Practices are designed for serious swimmers targeting swim meets as their purpose for training. Swimmers in this level aim to place well at local meets and qualify for Japan Amateur Swimming Federation events.
What will I learn in this class?
The Competitive Swimming Program is designed to improve technique and fitness through more intense training regimes. Participants refine skills and develop sportsmanship and team spirit. Besides improving speed, strength, conditioning and mental preparation for races, swimmers also learn goal-setting skills and determination in a positive, fun environment.
What are the benefits of this class?
Our swimmers place well in local international swim meets and a number of representatives and age group champions compete at overseas all-Asia invitational meets. This team is also a member of the Japanese Amateur Swimming Association and several of our swimmers compete and make the finals at this highly competitive level.
Who will teach this class?
Simon Hadlow―Head coach: An Australian level-one swim coach, Simon has taught children and adults of all levels for almost two decades. With more than 15 years’ swimming experience under Australian junior team coach Lester Watkins, Simon has competed at Australian state and national levels. He also tried out for Australia’s Commonwealth Games and World Championships teams as an open swimmer.
Assistant coaches: Marcin Nowakowski, Farid Stas
High-level commitment and willingness to meet and exceed goals. Participation in at least one away meet per session, including potential overseas events. Minimum three practices per week.
Set new personal bests. Place well in team and individual events in competitions.